Francena Ottley Opening Reception
Sat, August 12 – Sat, August 12
6pm – 9pm @ Disclaimer Gallery
Francena Ottley creates an installation celebrating the beauty of natural hair. For decades natural hair, braids, or anything outside of “normal” straight hair has been frowned upon. Features of black women were never seen as a privilege or advantageous. Society has always shamed black women for certain features only to culturally appropriate these same features and receive praise for setting the trend.
Through her installation, photography and video work, Roxanne works to at once reclaim and empower those whose voices have been taken by commerical industries. The aim of this show is to give black women a platform to stand on to know they are beautiful, powerful, and have even more to embody then just their looks.